Sunday, May 26, 2013

Paul & Joe Beach Baby Collection - Summer 2013: Nail Enamel

The background photo of the sunlit water was taken at Matheson Hammock in Miami

Paul & Joe's nail enamels are consistently among my favorites and those in this summer's Beach Baby collection are no exception. There are five shades offered:
  • Miami is a mid-tone boysenberry pink 
  • Caribbean is a calming seafoam green 
  • Bermuda is a cheerful strawberry-rose 
  • Mauritius is a sheer, pale milky-nude 
  • Rio is a warm mango-coral 
Miami (031) 

Caribbean (032) 
Bermuda (033) 



Mauritius (034) 


Rio (035) 

From left to right: Miami (031), Caribbean (032), Bermuda (033), Mauritius (034), Rio (035)


All swatches shown were done using two coats. The first application is sheer, but the second coat provides opaque and even coverage (except for Mauritius, which is slightly more sheer than the rest). As you can see, none contain any shimmer. They all dry to a nice, glossy finish and have the signature Paul & Joe scent. All five shades are limited editions ($14) and are currently available on Beauty HabitB-Glowing and Dermstore.





A closer look at Mauritius 
 
Paul & Joe's brush is relatively narrow which makes for easy application on smaller nail beds 

Today I'm wearing Miami (which coincidentally is also my hometown). I applied two coats and did not use any top coat in these photos. Look at that shine!



I just love the way these shades look next to each other--such a fun summer collection! 

If you'd like more information on the Beach Baby collection, visit the following pages: 

As always, thanks for stopping by, and I hope your summer is off to a great start! 


12 comments:

  1. A great and fun collection idd! I really like all the shades, the mint green and the coral pink are my favourites ^^. Gotta love their cute np bottles too!

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    1. Hi Teri, I love the mint green too! Even though I have similar mint colors, this one is very pretty and the bottle design is my favorite. Love P&J's attention to detail :)

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  2. I love Caribbean, Bermuda and Rio! Miami looks really good on your skin tone!

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    1. Hi Sunny, Thank you! :) The three favorites you picked are perfect for the season :)

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  3. looking at these products make me feel sooo beachy!

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    1. Hi Steph, Have you seen the promo photos of the products on the sand? Love the beachy theme :)

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    1. Hi MM, I agree - am loving all of these (although I think you could find similar shades in other brands, but I love the Paul & Joe bottles) :)

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  5. The backdrop to these polish pics are perfect for the shots. I'm not enamored of any particular shades but you make them all look irresistible. :)

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    1. Hi Liz, Thanks - I did a quick search through my photos and thought this one was suitably beachy! :) These shades remind me of candy for some reason :)

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  6. OMG!!How did you shoot your photo? They look so pro, so neat and amazingly beautiful!!! Could you tell me what you use as the background; is that a white board? Thanks so much!

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    1. Hi Yujie, Thank you! I usually use white foam board or just plain white paper for the background and then lighten the background further in Photoshop. :)

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